Russia, after protests, tells Google not to advertise "illegal" events

Russia demands Google not to promote'illegal events on YouTube

Russia demands Google not to promote'illegal events on YouTube

Russia's state communications watchdog said on Sunday it had asked Google (GOOGL.O) to stop advertising "illegal mass events" on its YouTube video platform.

Thousands have also been arrested over the past fortnight at what the government considers unsanctioned political rallies.

The determined opposition to some candidates being kept out of the Moscow election appears to have unsettled Russian authorities.

Unlike for demonstrations held the previous two weeks, when police made more than 1,000 arrests at each, organizers had a permit for Saturday's event.

Roskomnadzor said Sunday it complained to Google in a letter about unspecified "structures" with YouTube channels using their accounts with the video sharing site to send push-notifications about unsanctioned gatherings, "including those aimed at damaging federal and regional elections". Some of the YouTube channels attracted more than 50,000 viewers, Reuters said.

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Sisak reported from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Balsamo from Savannah, Georgia. The Times spoke to the official on the condition of anonymity.

Unless Google takes response measures, Russian Federation will consider this as meddling in its sovereign affairs and hindering democratic elections in the country, Roskomnadzor said, noting that it would give an adequate response.

The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned Minister-Counsellor of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Tim Richardson, and presented him with an official protest against the U.S. encouraging the unauthorized rally on August 3 by publishing the rally's route.

Over the past five years, Russia has introduced tougher laws requiring search engines to delete some search results, messaging services to share encryption keys with security services, and social networks to store Russian users' personal data on servers within the country.

Russia's internet watchdog, Roskomnadzor, has warned Google, and its subsidiary Youtube, to stop allowing advertising for civil unrest in Moscow over upcoming, rigged municipal elections, or to face consequences.

Moscow has a track record of putting regulatory pressure on Google, one of the main rivals of Russian internet search company Yandex.

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